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Posted: 12/25/2005 9:43:38 AM EDT
What exactly makes a SOCOM a SOCOM? I looked up SOCOM and it says that it's US Special Operations Command. So what does that mean?

TIA
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 9:55:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 12:30:48 PM EDT by Gunzilla]
not sure what you are asking... but

we are broken into 5 geographcal unified commands (edited to fix that I am a dipshit that just sat through a briefing on the proposed new UCP and still got this wrong!)

U.S. Northern Command (NORCOM)
U.S. European Command (EUCOM)
U.S. Pacific Command (PACCOM)
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)

and 4 functional commands

U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM)
U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

obviously SOCOM handles Special Operations... when you ask what makes a SOCOM whatever, I can only assume that you are refering to a piece of equipment that is refered to a "the socom something or other"???

If so, that is what they call marketing (it sound cool), you see it all the time on here, the terms Operator, SpecOps, etc just tacked onto whatever pice of equipment someone is hawking...

In truth, it means nothing more than one company got to the name first...
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:24:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:
not sure what you are asking... but

we are broken into 6 geographcal unified commands

U.S. Northern Command (NORCOM)
U.S. European Command (EUCOM)
U.S. Pacific Command (PACCOM)
U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)

and 4 functional commands

U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM)
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM)
U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

obviously SOCOM handles Special Operations... when you ask what makes a SOCOM whatever, I can only assume that you are refering to a piece of equipment that is refered to a "the socom something or other"???

If so, that is what they call marketing (it sound cool), you see it all the time on here, the terms Operator, SpecOps, etc just tacked onto whatever pice of equipment someone is hawking...

In truth, it means nothing more than one company got to the name first...



Great, informative reply.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 10:34:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:
not sure what you are asking... but

we are broken into 6 geographcal unified commands

U.S. Northern Command (NORCOM)
U.S. European Command (EUCOM)
U.S. Pacific Command (PACCOM)
U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)

and 4 functional commands

U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM)
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM)
U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

obviously SOCOM handles Special Operations... when you ask what makes a SOCOM whatever, I can only assume that you are refering to a piece of equipment that is refered to a "the socom something or other"???

If so, that is what they call marketing (it sound cool), you see it all the time on here, the terms Operator, SpecOps, etc just tacked onto whatever pice of equipment someone is hawking...

In truth, it means nothing more than one company got to the name first...



Spacecom now falls under Stratcom, JFCOM no longer is a regional command and transfered all its regional responsiblity to EUCOM and NORCOM.
Link Posted: 12/25/2005 11:06:24 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/25/2005 11:06:46 AM EDT by Gunzilla]

Originally Posted By STLRN:

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:
not sure what you are asking... but

we are broken into 6 geographcal unified commands

U.S. Northern Command (NORCOM)
U.S. European Command (EUCOM)
U.S. Pacific Command (PACCOM)
U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)

and 4 functional commands

U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM)
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM)
U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

obviously SOCOM handles Special Operations... when you ask what makes a SOCOM whatever, I can only assume that you are refering to a piece of equipment that is refered to a "the socom something or other"???

If so, that is what they call marketing (it sound cool), you see it all the time on here, the terms Operator, SpecOps, etc just tacked onto whatever pice of equipment someone is hawking...

In truth, it means nothing more than one company got to the name first...



Spacecom now falls under Stratcom, JFCOM no longer is a regional command and transfered all its regional responsiblity to EUCOM and NORCOM.



Thanks... I copied that from a handout we were given at a Joint Forces Briefing just this year, but as I read the handout it says "there are nine unified commands" then lists the ten that I posted

Anyway, thanks for the correction....
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 1:53:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gunzilla:
not sure what you are asking... but

we are broken into 5 geographcal unified commands (edited to fix that I am a dipshit that just sat through a briefing on the proposed new UCP and still got this wrong!)

U.S. Northern Command (NORCOM)
U.S. European Command (EUCOM)
U.S. Pacific Command (PACCOM)
U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM)
U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM)

and 4 functional commands

U.S. Joint Forces Command (JFCOM)
U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM)
U.S. Transportation Command (TRANSCOM)
U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM)

obviously SOCOM handles Special Operations... when you ask what makes a SOCOM whatever, I can only assume that you are refering to a piece of equipment that is refered to a "the socom something or other"???

If so, that is what they call marketing (it sound cool), you see it all the time on here, the terms Operator, SpecOps, etc just tacked onto whatever pice of equipment someone is hawking...

In truth, it means nothing more than one company got to the name first...



Thanks for the info. I was referring to the weapons out there that refer to SOCOM whatever and what makes them a SOCOM whatever. The other information is excellant as well - much appreciated.

I see people post about their SOCOM whatever and I have always wondered what it is exactly that makes is a "SOCOM" when I can't really find much in common with one product called "SOCOM" to another.

Good to know it's really only marketing and I didn't just miss something really obvious
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